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VSU Tuition & Cost

Valdosta, Georgia

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Georgia Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for Valdosta State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$2,212
Room and Board $8,770
Other Expenses Budget$5,242

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for Valdosta State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$2,212
Room and Board $8,770
Other Expenses Budget$5,242

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at Valdosta State University for undergraduate students residing in Georgia is $4,371. Room and board charges total $8,770 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,200 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $2,212 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $5,242 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Valdosta State University full time should expect a total annual cost of $21,795.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at Valdosta State University is $15,426 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $8,770 for room and board, $1,200 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $2,212. Students are advised to budget $5,242 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $32,850. This figure is 50.7% higher than what Georgia residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

The average reported annual net price for Valdosta State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $12,221 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Valdosta State University, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020

Net Price by Income Valdosta State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,021
$30,001 to $48,000$12,223
$48,001 to $75,000$14,745
$75,001 to $110,000$17,022

Financial Aid

97% of full-time undergrad Valdosta State University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $9,584 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 58% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,754 and 6% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $7,807.

Finanical Aid Valdosta State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $9,584 97%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $10,569 27%
Pell Grants $5,185 57%
Other Federal Grants $745 87%
State and Local Grants $5,018 57%
Federal Student Loans $5,754 58%
Other Student Loans $7,807 6%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Valdosta State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $49,048. The loan balance of $49,048 is a four year multiple of the $12,262 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $520 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.99%.

Example Loan $49,048
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $519.99
Total Interest Paid $13,350.85
Sum of All Loan Payments $62,398.85

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year Georgia Residents Non Residents
1 $21,795 $32,850
2 $21,993 $33,149
3 $22,193 $33,450
4 $22,395 $33,754

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Valdosta State University to be $87,180 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 0.9% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Valdosta State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Georgia Residents $182 $546 $728
Out of State Residents $643 $1,929 $2,572

Estimated cost for a class at Valdosta State University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Valdosta State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Valdosta State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan No
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=141264 IPEDS survey data for Valdosta State University.